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Sex offences top chart

Luke Rawalai
Friday, May 09, 2014

OUT of the 2980 cases of sexual offences committed in Fiji last year, 300 of those were committed in the Northern Division.

Divisional crime officer northern Assistant Superintendent of Police Salaseini Vakatuturagani revealed this at the Cakaudrove Provincial Council meeting on Taveuni yesterday, adding out of the 300 cases, 91 were committed within the province.

"Theft, sexual offences and assault continue to head the list of offences committed in the North," she said.

"Theft in the North mainly deals with the stealing of dalo, yaqona and cash crops which is very common in the region.

"Sexual offences and assault are the other two offences becoming common in the region and I am appealing to members of this meeting to talk to your people and discourage them from committing these illegal acts."

ASP Vakatuturagani also apologised on behalf of a colleague who earlier informed the council that the province of Cakaudrove was "a champion" in sexual offences.

"I know that this does not sound good but we must learn to take all sorts of criticisms positively and learn from them."








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